Live with Climate Change Activist, Vanessa Nakate

Live with Climate Change Activist, Vanessa Nakate

This program happened live on our Instagram page on Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 12:00 PM (NYC)/7:00 PM (Kampala)

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Join us for a virtual conversation with a young African climate change activist.

Ugandan climate change activist Vanessa Nakate and The Africa Center will be in conversation about climate change activism in Africa. The discussion will be led by The Africa Center’s CEO, Uzodinma Iweala. 


About the Speaker







Vanessa Nakate is a climate activist from Uganda. She was the first #FridaysForFuture climate activist in Uganda and founded the Rise Up Movement in order to amplify the voices of activists from Africa. Her work includes raising awareness to the danger of climate change, its causes, and impacts. She spearheaded the Save Congo Rainforest campaign as it is facing massive deforestation. This campaign later spread to other countries from Africa to Europe. Currently, she is working on a project that involves the installation of solar and institutional stoves in schools.



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